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Baked Maple Bacon Glazed Doughnuts made with a mix of maple, vanilla, spices, and whole wheat flour. Then baked and dipped in a sweet maple glaze made with butter, real maple syrup, and vanilla. Top each doughnut with extra crispy-salty bacon. Don’t give in to your skepticism, the combination of salty to sweet is so delicious. If you’re doubting this, you just have to try it! The true secret is in the quality of maple syrup and bacon you pick up from the store. Be sure to use only the highest quality. These doughnuts are the perfect way to make any day fun, happy, and delicious!

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Alright, so hear me out. I know the idea of these doughnuts sounds interesting. You may be wondering if maple doughnuts and bacon are really the yummiest combination. But you need to put any thoughts of doubt aside. We already know that maple and bacon together is a delicious combination. So adding bacon to an already delicious maple doughnut really isn’t a huge leap.

I hesitated to test this recipe for a while. But after finally giving the doughnut a try, I knew I wanted to share the recipe.

I used my maple doughnuts as a base and then added bacon as a topping. Such a simple, but yummy addition.

The only place I know of personally that offers a bacon doughnut is Voodoo Doughnuts. They have a location in the Denver airport, and I know so many people adore that doughnut!

I’m hoping you all can get behind this fun doughnut, too. My mom was excited and very into the idea. She loved the way they turned out.

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These are the details

Step 1: the bacon

Before you begin, you should start cooking the bacon. I actually love to bake the bacon instead of pan-frying. It’s much easier to make a big batch of bacon and a lot less messy.

Bake the bacon on a parchment-lined baking sheet in a 400-degree oven until it’s super crispy. I recommend using high-quality bacon for the best flavor, I usually pick up uncured bacon from Whole Foods. Something thicker cut and without added sugar is best.

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Step 2: make the doughnut batter

Since we’re all embracing healthier eating for the start of the new year, I knew I wanted to make these a little more wholesome than most doughnuts.

Frying was out of the picture, for sure. I never mess with that. But for the batter, I tried to keep with wholesome ingredients. For the wet ingredients: melted coconut oil, vanilla, eggs, real maple syrup, and milk. I always use whole milk, but use what you drink at home.

Step 3: the dry ingredients

Now, for the dry ingredients: whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cardamom, and salt.

The warm spices really complement the salty bacon. No fancy ingredients, and hopefully all ingredients you already have in your pantry.

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Step 4: bake the doughnuts

Ok, time to bake!

Divide the batter between doughnut pans (or use cupcake pans). As the doughnuts bake, the kitchen will start to smell like sweet maple or maybe even maple and bacon if you’re also baking up the bacon at the same time.

It’s one of the yummiest scents. Reminds me of a homey Sunday morning breakfast.

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Step 5: the glaze

The glaze was the reason I really wanted to make these doughnuts. I love a maple-glazed doughnut. I find them to be one of those doughnuts people often ignore, so I wanted to highlight them!

The glaze is pretty simple, butter, real maple syrup, powdered sugar, and plenty of vanilla.

Not too strong, not too sweet, but just right. Especially when dipped into or drizzled over warm maple doughnuts.


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Looking for other baked doughnuts? Here are my favorites: 

Chocolate Fudge Glazed Doughnuts

Apple Cider Doughnuts with Cinnamon Maple Glaze

Blueberry Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts

Hot Chocolate Doughnuts

Lastly, if you make these Baked Maple Bacon Doughnuts, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And, of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Baked Maple Bacon Doughnuts

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 12 doughnuts
Calories Per Serving: 298 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.




  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Grease a 6-cup doughnut pan or 12-cup muffin pan with melted butter
    2. In a mixing bowl, stir together the coconut oil, eggs, vanilla, maple syrup, and milk until combined. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cardamom, and salt, mix until just combined.
    3. Divide the batter evenly among the prepared pan, filling 1/2-2/3 of the way full. Bake 12-13 minutes, until just set. Remove and let cool 5 minutes, then run a knife around the edges to release and invert the pan.
    4. Meanwhile, make the glaze. Add the butter to a small pot set over medium heat. Allow the butter to brown slightly until it smells toasted, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the maple syrup, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Dip or drizzle the doughnuts into the glaze. Let set 2-3 minutes, then add a slice or 2 of bacon on top.
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  1. What do you mean Voodoo Doughnuts is the only place with maple bacon? This has been a standard doughnut flavor pretty much everywhere for at least 10 years…

    1. Hi Connie,
      I like the flavor of the coconut oil, but you could totally use butter as well:) Please let me know if you have any other questions! xT

  2. The only place with these is voodoo donuts?! You need to get out more! Even my local gas station has maple bacon donuts- they are super common.

    1. Hi Holly,
      Yes, you can just follow the recipe as written:) They will be in muffin form but have the same great flavor! I hope you love the recipe! xT

    1. Why rate the recipe you didn’t try? No one cares how many stars you think you’d give a recipe you wouldn’t try.

  3. I would LOVE to try this recipe but do not have a donut pan. How can I make easily without using a donut pan for baking?

    1. Hi Melissa,
      You could also use a 12 cup muffin pan:) Please let me know if you have any other questions! Have a great weekend! xx

      1. I saw another comment related to this one and I was wondering the same thing. When using the muffin tin you’re making muffins? I’m not trying to be a smart-a$$, just pure curiosity…or if there is a trick, I want to know!!!
        I really do need to invest in a doughnut pan!!! Either way this sounds delicious!

        1. Hi Peggy,
          Unfortunately, I don’t have any special tricks for making doughnuts without a doughnut pan. Using the muffin tin yes will obviously make them into a muffin shape, but you are still going to get the same great flavors:) I hope this makes sense! xx

  4. Yum! How would you compare the texture and flavor of this one to your other version with butter and additional sugar? Trying to decide which base recipe to use.

    1. Hi Michelle,
      I would do this full recipe if you want to make it:) It’s a good one!! Let me know how it turns out! Have a great weekend! xT

    1. Funny, I had that same thought. First off, I don’t buy bacon from the store because we have it made by a butcher from a pig we bought from a neighbor.

  5. There is no oven temperature or timing… NO instructions! I would love to make these but there is not a complete recipe to follow… very disappointing…

    1. Hi Jeana,
      All of the instructions have been added, so sorry for the confusion! I hope you love the recipe! Happy Friday:)

    1. Hi Yvonne,
      So sorry about that, I just added the instructions, the recipe should print correctly now! Please let me know if I can help in any other way! xT

    1. Hi Christin,
      My apologies, the instructions have been added:) Please let me know if you try the doughnuts, I hope you love them! xT

  6. I’m sure it will be fixed but for now I found the instructions for these on the recipe that says Maple Baked Donuts (instructions are still for baked).

  7. Am I the only one that doesn’t see any instructions? Are we supposed to use another recipe for the instructions?